April 23, 2014

Meléndrez's Melani Smith and Amber Hawkes to speak at APA National Planning Conference. 

Creatively Transforming Streets for People 

Melani Smith, AICP joins Valerie Watson of LADOT, Jason Kligier, AICP from the City of Santa Monica, and Shannon Powell of the Midtown Alliance, to discuss how Los Angeles, Santa Monica and our host city of Atlanta have used different, yet equally practical, applications of “tactical urbanism” to transform their streets and public spaces in months, not years.

Date: Sunday 4:00-5:15 pm

Location: GWCC-Georgia Ballroom 1

The ABCs of Cap Parks

Amber Hawkes, AICP joins Mike Nilsson, AICP CEP from the City of Glendale and Mark Banta from the Piedmont Park Conservancy in Atlanta (past president of Klyde Warren Park, Dallas, TX) to discuss “cap” parks that sit atop freeways as opportunities to create open space where none exists in urban communities.

Date: Monday 10:30-11:45 am

Location: GWCC-C107